Thursday , February 29 2024

Pioneer Foods Vacancies – Legal Counsel – SSA Foods

Website Pioneer Foods

Job Description:

  • Providing legal support and advice to the SSA/WECA BU leadership in its decisions to expand and grow SSA business into multiple categories.
  • Works closely with SSA/WECA BU Leadership team to evaluate legal impact of major decisions where applicable law, regulations or facts of the case are unclear, controversial or conflicting.
  • Draft legal opinions that may require extensive research of statutes, regulations or court decisions in complex areas of the law and foreign jurisdictions.
  • Prepare defense positions engaging outside counsel as required. Litigations usually involve complex or difficult issues that require a high degree of original and constructive legal effort, as they are resolved. Recommends that cases be tried or settled.
  • Have increasing contact with cross-functional clients to receive work that is to be handled without supervision.
  • Continues usual lawyer’s functions of research, preparing legal documents, negotiating with outside parties, rendering opinions, consulting with and advising clients, and representing PepsiCo SSA Entities in dealing with others.
  • Legally support SSA/WECA BU Leadership Team with expansion agenda for snack products exports in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Advise, and prepare execution drafts of Distribution Agreements for Snacks, Juices, Nutrition, Essential Foods and Groceries supply to various Sub-Sahara African territories.
  • Prepare defense positions engaging outside counsel as required. Litigations usually involve complex or difficult issues that require a high degree of original and constructive legal effort, as they are resolved. Recommends that cases be tried or settled.
  • Have increasing contact with cross-functional clients to receive work that is to be handled without supervision.
  • Continues usual lawyer’s functions of research, preparing legal documents, negotiating with outside parties, rendering opinions, consulting with and advising clients, and representing the company in dealing with others.
  • Explain problems, ideas, and concepts to junior attorneys that are to be incorporated into work assignments.
  • Support SA BU Leadership Team with expansion agenda for snack products exports in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Advise, and prepare execution drafts of Distribution Agreements for Snacks supply to various Sub-Sahara African territories

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 year LLB Degree and admitted lawyer in the High Court with good standing
  • 5-8 years post qualification experience at medium sized law firm or multinational FMCG company
  • Solid commercial acumen and excellent drafting skills Agreements, Company Resolutions) using company templates as a base.
  • Litigation experience
  • Ability to timely resolve instructions in support of a fast moving consumer goods company that requires agility from support functions such as the legal department
  • Accuracy /attention to detail.
  • Excellent Communication (written / verbal).
  • Impeccable linguistic skills.
  • Decision making ability with sound judgement
  • Very strong computer skills (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook etc)
  • Willingness to learn and promote the legal department.
  • Encourage teamwork.
  • Display accountability and a sense of urgency/results orientation.
  • Respect for others and live the Company values at all times.
  • Have a positive outlook
  • Willingness to reach out for assistance when required and lean on team members or line manager

Job Details:

Company: Pioneer Foods

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg

Application Deadline: N/A

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